In an effort to lighten the mood during the lockout, The New York Rangers Blog will be writing faux recaps for every Rangers game missed due to the work stoppage. Enjoy.
Cedar Park, TX - With Hurricane Sandy making tonight's New York Rangers home opener against the Dallas Stars game unplayable, the NHL decided to let the outcome of the two teams' AHL affiliates decide the winner of the game.
Because the Whale's home arena, the XL Center in Hartford, was also negatively affected by the megastorm, the NHL forced Connecticut to travel to Cedar Park, Texas to take on the Texas Stars.
However, the last minute travel did not deter the Whale as they defeated the Stars 5-2.
"Most teams would have folded under these circumstances, but our team seemed buoyed," Whale coach Ken Gernander said. "I'm very proud of the guys tonight."
The Whale received a huge lift from a current Rangers player, as the Blueshirts sent Chris Kreider, who did not have to clear waivers, down to the...